Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Cape Town

Queen Victoria Hotel
The glamorous Queen Victoria Hotel on Cape Town’s Waterfront is home to exceptional restaurants, and rooms fit for the Queen herself.
La Perla
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre
Oude Libertas Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a signature sophisticated sound; enjoy choir recitals, acapella groups, jazz and opera.
Erinvale
Tee off and then enjoy a well-deserved G&T in the clubhouse afterward.
Kalk Bay Theatre
Size isn't everything as this intimate scaled-down theatre proves.
One&Only Cape Town
The One&Only Cape Town is an expansive, fabulously OTT development with the type of flamboyance expected of a resort in Dubai. WAGs and wannabes lap it up.
Huey Helicopter Co.
Back in 'Nam, they flew in Huey helicopters, and now you can too with this innovative helicopter company.
Le Quartier Francais
Tasting menus rely on mindblowing flavours to satisfy diners, and fortunately the tasting menu at Le Quartier doesn't disappoint.
Icon Villas
If you're after something a little more personal and intimate then the beautiful properties in the Icon Villas collection will not disappoint...
Manna Epicure
It will be all white on the night, particularly if it's at Manna Epicure; with white-washed interiors jarring a menu bursting with colour, Cape Town's trendy-wendies can't get enough.
Rust en Vrede
If you an get over its air of pretentiousness and the snooty lady on the end of the reservations line, Rust en Vrede is a must. We hate to say it, but with food this fabulous its arrogance is well-placed.
Pepper Club
You'll be hard-pressed to tear your eyes off the views from the top-floor suites at this, amongst the plushest of inner-city hotels in Cape Town.
GrandWest Casino
Place your bets ladies and gentlemen! GrandWest Casino is the only real casino in Cape Town; go on, have a flutter.
Tintswalo Atlantic
Those who like to live life on the edge can do so quite literally at Tintswalo Atlantic, which is perched on the edge of the ocean in the most beautiful bay
Librisa Spa
Librisa Spa eases away the stresses and strains of everyday life with beautifully decked out treatment rooms, while a children's spa menu is at-hand for stressed-out kids.
Cluver Forest Amphitheatre
With just a handful of performances each summer, the Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre ranks not only as the most beautiful and intimate concert venue in South Africa, but also the most exclusive. 
Paranga
Paranga is more about the scene than the food, but that's not to say it's not worth rocking up here for an evening's entertainment. Just be sure to slide on your superstar shades before stepping out of the car.
Royal Cape
The South Africa Open is often played out here, so you know you'll be in good company in the clubhouse after a round or two on the green.
Unknown Union
Aesthetes and die-hard designistas will love the interiors at Unknown Union, which almost outshine the products on sale -- almost.
La Colombe
This acclaimed restaurant is a must-visit for any foodie, with the menu brimming with must-eat marvels.
Clovelly Country Club
Swimming and golf may be an unlikely combination, but it's all possible here; be sure to pack your trunks alongside your argyle sweater.
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Those who like to shop 'til they drop love the V&A Hotel, with a ridiculously central location within a shopping mall.
Planet Bar
As the in-house bar at Cape Town's most celebrated hotel, Planet Champagne & Cocktail Bar is a magnet for celebrities. Spot them from a suitably sumptuous seat, ice-cold G&T in-hand.
NAC Makana Aviation
Get a different perspective on things by chartering a flight from NAC Makana Aviation.
Glasshouse Rejuvenation
As Cape Town's only sophisticated men-only spa, Glasshouse Rejuvenation for Men is where the city's most discerning chaps come to groom and get themselves looking gorgeous.
Jiva Grande Spa
Jiva Grande Spa Great is famed for bringing Ayurvedic treatments to the Cape, providing a calm, traquil space within the hustle and bustle of the city.
Ellerman House
Become the lord of your very own manor here at Ellerman House, where a super-efficient staff is always on-hand to cater to your every whim.
One&Only Spa
You can bet your bottom Rand that a spa with One&Only in the name is going to be good - and this outpost exceeds expectations.
La Residence
Picture-postcard views, inspiring interiors and service so sharp you could cut with it; La Residence doesn't miss a trick.
Signal
If crocodile nicoise doesn't tempt you, a salad at Signal could be right up your street.
Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa
Amongst the most extraordinary places to stay in the Cape winelands, Delaire Graff enjoys one of the most scintillating settings you'll ever set eyes on.
Taj Cape Town
Attracting old money though its doors and into its elegant rooms, Taj Cape Town has glamour and grandeur by the bucket-load.
Asoka
A sophisticated spot for cocktails and tapas; the porn star martini is a must-drink.
High Tea – Nellie
Gone are the days of high tea, but the tradition lives on here at the Nellie. If Brits are to be believed, a cup of the brown stuff solves all problems.
Milnerton Golf Club
Links courses are few and far between in Cape Town; in fact, there's only one and it's here in the fabulous form of Milnerton Golf Club.
Pearl Valley Golf
As one of South Africa's most prestigious golf courses, Pearl Valley is the place to tee off in style.
Bombay Brasserie
Step into this gracious, compact former banking hall and it feels as though you've stumbled into the plush, velvety dreamspace of an opulent opera house.
Fiction DJ Bar
Fact or Fiction? We go with Fiction every time: where the music is seriously cool, the crowd is seriously dressed and the doormen are seriously tough.
Haiku
If you're culinary tastes lean more towards the Asian persuasion, then Haiku is the restaurant for you.
Boekenhoutskloof
Whether you can pronounce it or not is irrelevant; Boekenhoutskloof is a historic wine estate that hosts tastings that would please even the most discerning connoisseur.

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